Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Miss N is one month old already

A few more just cause I couldn't resist seeing her bright eyed little face again!

Monday, June 13, 2011

My PREEMIE on a bike!

It's hard for me to believe that my first born is rockin' a bicycle. He was extremely proud of himself and all smiles.

He was 8 weeks premature and thrust into this world creating joy and worry all in a moment...well lets be serious labor was a few moments...

This is the little boy that we brought home on a monitor to watch his breathing.
This is the little baby that had IV's placed in his tiny head, the baby that screamed not cried... for what once felt like forever and now has flown by in the blink of an eye..
This is the little boy that taught me how to be a mom, the baby who hated tubs, parties and his bed.
This is the little guy I put on a school bus at the age of 2 and 3/4's.
This is the little guy that showed me how to trust others and to ask for help.
This is the little guy that I prayed and begged and pleaded with any and all higher powers would speak.
This is the little boy I thought I would never tell to SHUT UP but now do! (and I can't quite explain how elated and embarrassed needing to say that to him on occasion makes me feel)

As he road away on his bike I was amazed by the imprint he has left on this world so far.
He is the not so little boy that loves the tub, pool and ocean.
He is happy to go to birthday parties and sleeps on the top bunk.
He gives and creates smiles.

My family and I are forever indebted to the many teachers and therapists that have helped him carve his path to a well adjusted bright,little man.

As he biked away I was super grateful that he was riding a bike not a car..although I am sure that will happen all to fast as well.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

the verdict is in..guilty of LOVE!

So if you really know me then you know how much I LOVE spontaneity, which is why I much prefer action shots than posed formals. This wedding was my first elopement and it filled my heart with so much joy to be present. The bride is my son Q’s therapist and she was his first kiss…well you can see why she looks so beautiful…watch out Tony there’s a younger man on your tail! I’m a sucker for little boys as I have two of my own, but look at these fella’s eagerly awaiting Mom’s wedding reveal... knocking at the door…PLEASE….they are SO handsome! Romance comes in many forms sometimes flowers, chocolates but in marriage it is a declaration of riding the weather through thick and thin….and what better time to remind each other than the “NOW”. Love is the look in her eyes as she stares at him during their vows….or the joy in his face when he first sees her when he reaches the top of the stairs. Everyone was clearly filled with joy (just look at the bride's mom and sister) for the two of you and your new beautiful family. XOXO to all…wishing you all the best!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

With great pleasure I introduce baby "N"

There is nothing quite like the birth of your first child. You are filled with wonder, amazement and well a bit of fear. Beyond all of these emotions there is this amazing gush of love that cannot be described or contained.I just love how Mom and Dad pictured here couldn't keep their eyes off of baby "N"....can you feel the gush? Mom had saved this Tiffany box from her wedding shower and dreamed of putting a baby in it one signify the best gift ever...that just makes me melt. Baby "N" is an alert little lady...clearly she is not going to miss the party if she is anything like her folks... so she is bright eyed in these photographs. Look at the face photograph with the stripes in the background... that is her looking at her Mommy...too much sweetness.It seems like yesterday we did your engagement shoot...(oh wait it just kidding) and now your beautiful bundle xoxoxoxo to all!

& then there were 4!

I met this family a wee 11 months ago when there were only three. In some circles we call this Irish twins....which I have to admit is just adorable. I now have the pleasure of introducing baby "M". I love how her Daddy has already adjusted to his 7 week old baby girl, primping her dark wild hair and Mom is clearly so in love with her little lady. Check out Mr.Handsome he'll be walking soon....let the fun begin! I just love when babies suck their's just too much. Best wishes to all, I am so happy for you!